Usually the wacky people have the breakthroughs. The 'smart' people don't.
Fourteen-year-old boys are not part of a well-regulated militia. Members of wacky religious cults are not part of a well-regulated militia. Permitting unregulated citizens to have guns is destroying the security of this free state.
Not surprisingly, troubled economic times often beget proselytizers of wacky, extreme ideas.